Name: Aaron K. Thomas
Job Title: President, CEO
Firm Name and Location: Metcon, Pembroke, N.C.
Age: 35
Professional Credentials: LEED AP
Education: BS, University of North Carolina, Pembroke; MCM, East Carolina University
Accomplishments:

Founded Metcon, a multidisciplinary GC firm, in 1999 at age 24. Recruited, trained, and now manages 85-person workforce.

Grew company from $300,000 to more than $18 million in annual sales in less than eight years. Added design/build and hospitality infrastructure divisions, and positioned firm as a leader in implementing BIM. About 70% of business comes from repeat clients.

Alma mater is one of largest clients, having constructed more than $35 million in projects at UNC-Pembroke.

Currently a member, manager of Venture Properties Group, Pembroke, N.C. Oversees land purchases for future residential development, and develops and manages commercial real estate properties throughout southeast North Carolina.

Extracurricular:

Governor appointee, N.C. Clean Water Trust Fund.

Co-chair, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina federal recognition committee. Lobbying for federal recognition of the 55,000-member Lumbee Tribe. 

Pro bono contractor, Homes for Our Troops. Nonprofit builds homes for critically injured soldiers.

Off the Clock:

Soloist in church choir.

Secret Life:

Served as combat medic in U.S. Army.

 

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